Employees and employees cannot assert an unfounded right not to make a written statement. However, if an employee or employee brings a separate and successful action before the Labour Court and can prove that they have not received an accurate written declaration, they may be granted an additional salary of 2-4 weeks (subject to a statutory cap, currently £544/week). The law distinguishes between information that must be included in a single document and information that can be included in an additional statement (to which the main statement refers). Following the Taylor review in July 2017 and the good work plan published in December 2018, critical changes will be made to the rules governing Section 1 statements. These apply to anyone who starts work on or after April 6, 2020. Existing employees may also apply for a new declaration under section 1. Under applicable law, employees can only take legal action for failure to provide a statement under Article 1 if they also bring another specific action in court (including unjustified dismissal claims). Compensation for failure to submit a section 1 return is limited to four weeks` base salary, currently £2,100. The intergovernmental consultation considered whether there should be a stronger remedy. However, no changes will be made to this point in April 2020. The ERA allows a limited number of aspects of the Section 1 declaration to be reproduced in another reasonably accessible document.

B, for example, an employee handbook or intranet. From April 2020, these include provisions on incapacity for work and sickness benefits, all entitlements to paid leave in addition to annual leave and vacation pay (such as maternity and paternity leave), details of training offered by the employer, pension schemes, notice periods and certain information on disciplinary and complaint procedures. Therefore, under the amended section 1, employers must include technical details on all other items in their section 1 statements (including, for example, all benefit details). Certain information may be omitted from the main statement if it is available in a reasonably accessible document. These include, but are not limited to: On April 6, 2020, the requirement for employers to provide a written statement of employment information will change (under section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996). The main developments you should pay attention to are: What information is required in the written statement? Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 describes several details of employment, most of which must be provided in a single written document (often referred to as a written statement or section 1 statement). The requirement to submit the written statement has been extended so that it must now be given to employees and employees. There is a new requirement to include in the written statement details of work behaviour, entitlement to paid leave (including maternity and paternity leave), any probationary period (and its duration), all benefits and any training required by the employer, including any mandatory training provided by the employer for which the employer does not bear the costs. Finally, the receipt of such a written declaration in accordance with the amendments is a first-day right for both workers and workers.

The employer`s obligation to provide a declaration under section 1 currently extends to all employees. The new rules require employers to provide a section 1 declaration to employees and employees. Currently, employers are required to provide employees with a section 1 declaration to continue the employee`s employment for more than one month. After April 2020, there will no longer be a minimum service requirement and all workers will be entitled to a written declaration under Section 1. It is likely that, given the small fines, employers will continue to take a pragmatic view of the requirements of section 1. However, reputation as an employer that meets the most basic legal requirements is important, regardless of the fines. At a time when many clients are updating their contracts to reflect changes after COVID, this is a great opportunity to ensure that your employment and employee contracts are in compliance with Section 1. Employees may take legal action for failure to provide a complete statement under Section 1 only if they also bring another specified action in court and that other specific action is successful. Compensation for failure to report under Section 1 is limited to two or four weeks` basic salary, currently £1,088 and £2,176 respectively.2. If we include an explanation with the training requirements and those requirements change afterwards, do we have to make a change every time that happens? What can employers do to prepare for changes to the Section 1 statement? Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out the minimum information that an employer must provide to an employee with respect to his or her working conditions. .